William Bill France, Jr.
(1933 - 2007)
| For more than
a quarter of a century, it was the guidance of William C. France, known to the racing
world as Bill France, Jr., that thrust NASCAR to the top of the professional sporting
world. After taking the reins from his father, family patriarch Bill France, Sr., in
January of 1972, Bill Jr. used his business acumen to take the family business to new
heights. Other than the founding of NASCAR itself, Bill Jr.s appointment to
leadership is probably the most significant event in the history of the sanctioning body.
As rule-maker, promoter, ambassador, and salesman,
William Bill France, Jr., Inducted 2004
Back to the Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame / Museum / Virtual
Tour / Induction Ceremonies
Gift Shop / Our Location / Search / Press Area / Communicate Now
General Information / Back To Start / End This Session
International Motorsports Hall of Fame
All rights reserved.